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My Last Poem

I wonder will I know when I’ve written my last poem Will I write that last line and punctuate it with a sigh Or suddenly go without a line until I arrive at home? Perhaps I’ll not write a last poem, at all, but simply fly The body of my work standing unattended by sympathy Will I write that last line and punctuate it with a sigh? To leave without saying farewell seems lacking courtesy Still I am convinced that my work tells my best stories The body of my work standing unattended by sympathy. Of all things, leaving this world is slightest of my worries I shall merely say, I hope the same can be said for you Still, I am convinced that my work tells my best stories. After all, leaving this world is opportunity to begin anew I wonder will I know when I’ve written my last poem? I shall merely say, I hope the same can be said of you, Or suddenly go without a line, until I arrive at home.
written May 24, 2022

Copyright © L MILTON HANKINS

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